Daniel Pankraz

Name and surname: Dan Pankraz

 
Company: Leo Burnett Sydney

 
Position: Strategic Innovations Director

 
Years of branding, design and advertising experience: 17 years


 

Dan is the Strategic Innovations Director at Leo Burnett Sydney, the world’s 9th ranked creative agency. He leads brand innovation and experience design thinking across the portfolio of Leo Burnett clients.

 

Dan is an expert at helping youth brands create brand heat and shape popular culture having recently led digital innovation, social & content for Nike Europe.

 

Dan has over 17 years experience across New York, Sydney and most recently London at some of the world’s best creative agencies including; AKQA London, BBH New York, iris APAC and Naked.

 

Dan has won over 50 global awards across D&AD, Cannes, Effies, APAC Effies, One Show, Spikes, Clio, APG Award shows working with brands like Nike, Jordan, Google, YouTube, adidas, All Blacks, MINI, Lynx/Axe, Smirnoff and Samsung.

 

Dan is passionate about understanding how brands can partner with (not advertise to) Gen Y and Gen Z, having spend hundreds of hours observing their behavior on and offline.

 


My super power is: Speed reading

 
If I could be any brand, I would be: Red Bull

 
My biggest fear is: Getting caught in a lift

 
My life philosophy is: “For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer. ” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

 
You are heading to the jungle, what will you bring: My family

Konstantin Kostadinov

Name and surname: Konstantin Kostadinov

 
Company: Viber Media

 
Position: Sales Manager, CEE

 
Years of branding, design and advertising experience: 5+ years


Konstantin, Sales Manager, CEE at Viber Media is a results-oriented sales executive with more than 10 years of experience in financial services, business consulting and start-ups product sales.

 

Prior to joining Viber, Konstantin was a Senior Partner, Head of Revenue for a top 6 Audit and Consulting company, situated in Bulgaria.

 

Konstantin has extensive experience in Sales Strategy development and implementation for various entities including Deloitte, KPMG, RSM International and Emptio Group.


My super power is: Being Trustworthy, Reliable and Delivering Results

 
If I could be any brand, I would be: Volvo – Reliable!

 
My biggest fear is: Depending on others..not having control over process.

 
My life philosophy is: Balance and Rules of Attraction (what you emit is what you attract

 
You are heading to the jungle, what will you bring: 2 Satellite Phones with I-net coverage

Zarena Kancheva

Name and surname: Zarena Kancheva

 

Company: Viber Media

 

Position: Marketing Manager, CEE

 

Years of branding, design and advertising experience: 12 years


Zarena Kancheva, Viber’s Marketing Manager for Central and Eastern Europe is a professional with over 10 years of international experience in Marketing, Strategic Communications, Advertising and Public Relations. 

 

Before she joined Viber, Zarena worked as Brand Manager for Fashion Days (the leading fashion e-commerce platform in CEE) where she was responsible for developing marketing activities of the company in Bulgaria.

 

Zarena has a wide experience in strategic marketing communications and managing brand reputation for wide range of international companies incl. P&G, NN Insurance, easyJet, Walltopia, Beiersdorf, etc. 


My super power is: Finding new solutions, making the impossible possible

 

If I could be any brand, I would be: A collaboration between Vans and Chanel

 

My biggest fear is: Being stuck at one place, I’m terrified of boredom.

 

My life philosophy is: What goes around, comes around – I totally believe in Karma

 

You are heading to the jungle, what will you bring: Definitely my mobile phone (totally addicted to communication) and a surfboard

Paul Coleman

Name and surname: Paul Coleman

 

Company: OMD EMEA

 

Position: Chief Collaboration Officer, EMEA

 

Years of branding, design and advertising experience: 25 years

 


Paul is Chief Collaboration Officer, EMEA for OMD: leveraging OMD’s collaborative culture and platforms to deliver better work faster. Paul is a founding architect of OMD’s collaborative operating system, Vision.

 

In addition to this role, Paul heads up the EMEA activity for the OMD Light program. A creativity and awards initiative that has resulted in OMD setting the standard in creativity for its clients worldwide, winning the GUNN report each of the last eleven years.

 

The last 6 months has seen Paul and team launch EMEA wide learning initiatives to share an OMD POV on key strategic areas for OMD clients such as Social, Programmatic and Mobile. Each initiative is designed to land the OMD POV on client work across the region to impact their business.


My super power is: listening closely to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.

 

If I could be any brand, I would be: Destination Canada

 

My biggest fear is: small talk

 

My life philosophy is: you can’t cross the ocean by standing looking at the water

 

You are heading to the jungle, what will you bring: The Jungle Book heros: Baloo, Bagheera and friends

Erna Saljević

Name and surname: Erna Saljević

 
Company: Via Media

 
Position: Digital Marketing Executive

 
Years of branding, design and advertising experience: 2 years


Erna grew up in Bar (Montenegro) where finished primary and secondary school. In 2009, she came to study in Sarajevo, where she graduated on the Faculty of Political Sciences, department for Journalism, major – Business Communication. She is in the final year of International Relations and Diplomacy at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Sarajevo.

 

She is in the media since she was 19, where she was the host of entertainment program,  at a local television in Sarajevo. She was editor and host of Dnevnik at Face TV. Her first agency experience was in Prime Communications agency, while she was still a student. She edited and promoted Student Magazine. She joined Via Media agency in 2015 as Digital Marketing Executive.

 

In her free time she is the middle child, aunt and @divaisback on Instagram.


My super power is: Charisma

 
If I could be any brand, I would be: Coca Cola (it’s somewhat unhealthy but so irresistible)

 
My biggest fear is: Transience

 
My life philosophy is: The mind is everything. What we think is what we become.

 
You are heading to the jungle, what will you bring: Jana’s courage

Dalibor Šumiga

Name and surname: Dalibor Šumiga

 

Company: Promosapiens

 

Position: CEO

 

Years of branding, design and advertising experience: 17 years

 


Dalibor Šumiga, an official ambassador of Google Growth Engine Program for Adria region, the founder and director of the agency Promosapiens – the first Croatian agency for behavioral marketing.

 

He is a distinguished lecturer at national and international lectures (Shopper Brain, Amsterdam; Family Thinking, Warsaw; Euro Shop, Dusseldorf, etc.) and a member of World neuromarketing society, NMSBA and certified Google AdWords and YouTube expert.

 

Through 17 years of experience in marketing, Dalibor created a number of marketing ideas and solutions for leading brands in the Adria region. Thanks to the knowledge of consumer psychology and neuromarketing he applied these ideas and solutions in traditional and guerilla marketing campaigns.


My super power is: Sleeping in installments

 

If I could be any brand, I would be: Google

 

My biggest fear is: I don’t have any big fears

 

My life philosophy is: “Good” is not good enough

 

You are heading to the jungle, what will you bring: A smartphone and a powerbank for it

Marko Novaković

Name and surname: Marko Novaković
Company: New Moment New Ideas Company Y&R
Position: Senior Copywriter
Years of branding, design and advertising experience: 5 years


Copywriter, creative strategist and music producer. After the Academy, he begins his career abroad by working in the gaming industry. He is currently working as a Senior Copywriter in the New Moment New Ideas Company Y&R agency.

 

 

He co-operated with brands such as Telenor Bank, McDonald’s, Erste Bank, Next & Joy, Coca-Cola, Niksicko, UNICEF, Carlsberg and Vip Mobile.

 

 

He is the author of various award-winning projects, recognized by AdWeek and leading world magazines. The most famous of them are @klijentjeuvijekupravu with the most popular #agencylife project on the Balkan territory.


My super power is:  The ability to always be direct with an interlocutor
If I could be any brand, I would be: Definitely Nike
My biggest fear is: Fear of Spiders
My life philosophy is: Let’s get to the point
You are heading to the jungle, what will you bring: Bear Grylls DVD set

Veljko Golubović

Name and surname: Veljko Golubović

 

Company: FCB Afirma

 

Position: Regional creative director of Adriatic

 

Years of branding, design and advertising experience: 20 years


One of the most awarded creative directors in the Balkans. During his career he was a permanent member of the Board of Executive Creative Directors of the network agency Saatchi & Saatchi and Gray Group for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

 

Campaigns, which he created and directed, won awards in all major global, regional and local festivals creativity.

 

In addition to 8 Cannes Lion, he received awards from Clio Awards, New York Festival, One Show, Eurobest, Epica, Golden Drum, Cristal Festival, Red Apple, AdStars, PIAF, EACA, LIA and many other festivals.


My super power is: Unfortunately, I do not have them. I’m completely in homo sapiens standard

 

If I could be any brand, I would be: Probably Coca-Cola. Or Volvo

 

My biggest fear is: Transience

 

My life philosophy is: Existentialism

 

You are heading to the jungle, what will you bring: Needle and thread

 

Damir Ciglar

Name and surname: Damir Ciglar

 

Company: Imago Ogilvy

 

Position: Founder and CEO (Designated Driver)

 

Years of branding, design and advertising experience: 25 years


Damir Ciglar has founded and has been leading the internationally renowned Croatian advertising agency, Imago Ogilvy for 25 years.

 

During the years he acquired countless creative and marketing experiences, and having successfully completed postgraduate studies, he also has experience as a lecturer. For the past few years, he has served as an agency driver for presentations.


My super power is: I’m Mr. Wolf, nice to meet you

 

If I could be any brand, I would be: Lelo – everyone wants it, but no one wants to say it

 

My biggest fear is: I don’t dare to even say it!

 

My life philosophy is: Zen and the art of the motorcycle maintenance

 

You are heading to the jungle, what will you bring: A book about the jungle

Ivana Galić Baksa

Name and surname: Ivana Galić Baksa

 
Company: Nova TV

 
Position: Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications

 
Years of branding, design and advertising experience: 13 years


Ivana Galić Baksa has over ten years of professional experience in marketing communications, advertising industry and branding in the corporate sector and agencies.

 

Galić has had an enviable career during which she has performed various managerial functions: from director at a marketing agency and brand management at the Croatia Film movie production company to directorial positions at multinational companies such as Vipnet, where she spent three years as Head of Marketing Communications.

 

She is currently Head of Marketing, PR and Corporate Communications at the leading media company in Croatia, Nova TV. She has performed the function for two years during which Nova TV has additionally reinforced its position as a leader in the market and received a number of awards in digital and traditional marketing and communications, including two Promax Awards, world’s most prestigious awards in marketing.


My super power is: Love

 

If I could be any brand, I would be: Disney

 

My biggest fear is: Human Malice

 

My life philosophy is: Be honest with yourself and others

 

You are heading to the jungle, what will you bring: A guide, so he can return me to mu hotel as soon as possible :)